Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Pitsford WeBS count

Hello

Chris Payne and team committed to a ringing session at Bradden in South Northants today and caught something like 78 birds. The catch included Treecreeper, Nuthatch and eight Chaffinches, at least one of which showed characteristics of continental origin.

Two Ravens were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton again today and there were two Barn Owls and two Stonechats at Blueberry Farm.

Some of the day was taken up completing a WeBS count at Pitsford Reservoir, which was mostly quiet for wetland birds. The three White-fronted Geese were still present north of the causeway and two Ravens were south of the causeway. Waders included 2 Jack Snipe, 34 Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers and a Green Sandpiper. A pair of Nuthatch were present in the Holcot Bay.

Regards

Neil M

Treecreeper

Courtesy of Chris Payne

Oystercatcher

White-fronted Geese

Mute Swan

Greylag Geese

Rook

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